Your best friend

Peaking around as I do, I found more videos of that dog from yesterdays post.

This dog is just the bestest! There are a lot of videos that have been put up featuring him.  

Have a look, get ready to smile and go awww a bunch of times.

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His name is Murkin

and gives the word Gentle new meaning. 

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This one is too cute

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nap time

Did you feel a bit of a glow watching the videos?

There has been a lot of research with the relationship between a dog and its owner. The benefits to each go deeper than a pat on the head or tail wag. The friendship of a dog is equated to be the same as that with a human companion. Raising self esteem levels. What this means  is less depression and interestingly, lower stress levels, lower cholesterol and less risk of heart attacks.

It goes much further than this. Blood pressure has been recorded to be lower in pet owners in studies that look at the same groups of high stress workers. 

Dogs can be trained to help not just the sight impaired, but as I pointed out in previous posts, with many disorders as well. Dogs sense  when their best friend is upset and will go through great antics to lessen this mood, from a cuddle to sudden bursts of clownish behaviour to entertain. Or they will just stare deeply into your eyes with understanding.

Playing with your puppy and yes kitten, releases chemicals in your brain. Serotonin and dopamine, if you have followed along you know how these neurotransmitters can reduce depression. 

Walking your dog can help you with panic attacks and general anxiety. This increases your self confidence. Amazing!

Pet ownership is tricky, you have to get up to feed them, make sure there is water, let them out or walk them.. this planned day can help get you into more healthy routines. Depression is cruel and often will hold you in bed, on a chair, under a blanket for days/weeks/months and not let you up. Depression lies though and your puppy will soon point that out. Soon walking daily makes you realize that depression lied and you can do things, can get out and how it feels so good. 

Divorced? Divorce is tough, all that routine, a friend, all gone in a blink. Loneliness sets in quickly, depression almost always. You don’t have to be alone. There is a companion waiting at a shelter with its tail ready to wag. 

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About sensuousamberville

I am a Practitioner, teacher and student. I think we should always be students, we should keep our minds open, to continue to learn. :-)

13 responses »

  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am wathing the videos now. I am on the first one. That is BEYOND cute. The way the 3 kittens are romping over Murkin is soooooooooooo cute. That part where the one is chomping on Murkins fur…omg….*super duper smiles*… and then it looks like Murkin at one point rolls his eyes at the kitten lol. Then he plays the mouth game with one of them!

    Video 2 – hahaha…the kitty’s eyes looks sooooo like they are thinking….I am sooo going to jump on you Murkin. And throughout the video Murkin is like….REALLY? He looks like he just wants to be left alone lol.

    Video 3 – Just cute. I want a calico cat by the way (like the one sleeping at the front). And a Murkin.

    I know you will tell me to go get my dog already. I have put it off for months now.

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  2. Oh….I was also going to comment on the rest of your blog…I got distracted with the videos lol.

    But yes…pets…puppers…they can be good for the soul. I have watched a PBS show where one can detect cancer cells! But the emotional and calming they can give….ohhhhh

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  3. Glow? Glow? I was positively melting, how simply and utterly adorable are those clips. I am also glad you are promoting shelter puppies, tis a good thing you have done with this *nods nods* I’m going to watch them again now so I can melt some more. xxxx

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    • it is a super awesome dog, there was one video where two kittens were rescued and brought into the house, they ran to the dog and burrowed into him all cuddly. He must emit something that cats see as safe.

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      • I think when kittens grow up with dogs (or they are both babies) the fear and distrust is not as strong as if they would just meet each other when older. So adorable. 🙂

      • I will find those other videos and put them up soon, there are so many. One kitten…was well a cat, a rescue, and hiding under the kitchen sink… it came out and went right to the dog and cuddled.

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